7th ITUC youth committee meeting

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Currently ongoing in Brussels, young workers from around the globe are attending the 7th ITUC youth committee meeting.

The meeting is an annual event which brings together youth committee members from the various ITUC regional organizations to discuss various issues around youth work.

Attending this years meeting are 20 young activists including observers with four representatives from Africa.

In carrying forward the objective of ’Building Workers Power’, this years meeting primarily seeks to deliberate strategies as well as new and methods for organizing and recruiting young workers into the union fold.

Participating youth are expected to share innovative strategies for organizing, supporting and representing young workers in their respective countries.

Regional Youth coordinators have the duty to report on activities carried out between June 2012 - March 2013.

The Report on activities at the African Region attempts to give a general scope of work being carried out at both the Regional and National level.

The main highlights of the report include:
- Policy work at Regional level
- Youth conferences at National level -Ghana and Senegal
- Training and capacity building workshops for young workers at both Regional and National levels
- Promoting inter syndicale activities at National level - The Coalition of Trade Union Centers in Senegal.

The report lastly presents planned activities for the coming year.
Other important issues on the agenda include:

  • World Day for Decent Work
  • 2nd ITUC World Women conference
  • 3rd ITUC World Congress

It is hoped that the energy, drive and above all, the creativity from young activists present in Brussels would be evident in the conclusions which would be adopted at the end of the two day meeting.

These conclusions would be shared with members of the youth network.

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